Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneLift of the week: High Meadow at Canyons Resort 

— Tribune: Audubon Christmas Counts are for the birds 

— TribuneElk Festival helps kick off sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch 

— TribuneUtah weather radar detects huge wave of migrating swans 

— For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the DWR website

Weekend Events

New Films

— Bettie Page Reveals All: Tribune review

— The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Tribune review 

— Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? Tribune review 


— “Momentum,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 3 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $35

— “Holiday Swing,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City; also, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City, $18-$85

— “Welcome Christmas,” Salt Lake Men’s Choir, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Sunday, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $10

— “Here Comes Santa Claus!” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $8-$18

— “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe,” Sandy Arts, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $15

— Music of the Holiday Season, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, $5-$15

— Utah Valley Handbell Ringers, Sunday, 3:30 and 5 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 East 400 South, Springville, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, through December 21, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $12-$25

— “The Nutcracker,” through December 21, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street 
Provo, $8-$15

— “The Nutcracker” Ballet West, through December 28, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $27-$75

— Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free


— “Crow and Weasel” through December 14, University of Utah Youth Theatre 

— “Holiday Night Live 2013” through December 14, Utah Valley University

— “Pippi Longstocking” through December 14, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

— “FENCES” through December 15, Good Company Theatre

— “12 Days of Christmas” through December 21, Empress Theatre

— “The First Christmas” through December 21, SCERA Center for the Arts

— “Five Carols for Christmas” and “Jingle Jacks” through December 21, Heritage Theatre, Perry

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 21, Draper Historic Theatre 

— “Joyful Noise” through December 21, Covey Center for the Arts

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” and “White Christmas” through December 23, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Scrooge, A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden

— “Twas the Night Before Christmas” through December 23, The Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Babes in Toyland” through December 24, Utah Children’s Theatre 

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 24, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Elf – The Musical” through December 24, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “The Cat in the Hat” through December 28, Salt Lake Acting Company 

— “It’s a Wondrous Life” through December 28, Off Broadway Theatre

— “A Snow White Christmas” through December 29, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Museum Exhibits

—  Biennial: Mondo Utah Exhibition through December 14; Spy Hop Productions; Tala Madani, Exhibitions through January 4; Stephanie Leitch: Untitled Apogee Exhibition through February 22; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest Exhibition through December 28; e.g. Monika Bravo: Landscape of Belief Exhibition through March 15; michael whiting: 8-bit modern Exhibition through April 26; Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz Exhibition through May 10; Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960 Exhibition through July 26; Edward Burtysnsky: the Industrial Sublime Exhibition through Summer 2014, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

PC Collects II; PC Creates; Spiral Bound: The Art of Adam Greener, Exhibitions through January 5, Kimball Art Center

— salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara; Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Exhibitions through January 5; The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne’s Great Salt Lake Exhibition through June 15; Exploring Sustainability Exhibition through July 28; LAWRENCE WEINER: BENT TO A STRAIGHT AND NARROW AT A POINT OF PASSAGE Exhibition, Utah Museum of Fine Arts 

— Exploring Play Exhibition through January 11, 2014; 28th Annual Christmas Lamb Exhibition through January 4; 28th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition through January 15; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art Exhibition through June 1, 2014, Springville Museum of Art 

 Et cetra

— Family Art Saturday: Cards that Celebrate the Gift of Thought, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

— Waffles & Wassail: The Polar Express, Salt Lake Film Center, Saturday, 10 a.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 East Broadway, Salt Lake City

Winter Farmers Market, every other Saturday, through April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rio Grande Depot, 300 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City